In the event you’re opting for the Peugeot Ion 2019 over the almost equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as effectively skip proper to the Peugeot Ion 2019. You get a significantly better powertrain and more refined suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, but the Peugeot Ion 2019 happens to be one in all them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Peugeot Ion 2019 offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction if you need it most.
The Peugeot Ion 2019, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this kind of car. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Peugeot Ion 2019’s trip and driving experience begin to fall consistent with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d recommend testing the Peugeot Ion 2019’s closest competitor, the lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is all around a extra refined and upscale car.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at extra cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Peugeot Ion 2019 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The Peugeot Ion 2019 additionally offers power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the Peugeot Ion 2019 contemporary by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury Peugeot Ion 2019, which pushes the Peugeot Ion 2019 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban kind as nicely, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.